(CNN) - President Barack Obama called Vice President Joe Biden shortly after Thursday's vice presidential debate, and told reporters that he "could not be prouder" of his running mate.
"I'm going to make a special point of saying I thought Joe Biden was terrific," he told reporters after Air Force One landed near Washington. "I could not be prouder of him. I thought he made a very strong case. And you know I really think that his passion for making sure that the economy grows for the middle class came through so I'm really proud of him."
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It is highly unusual for Obama to approach reporters in this fashion after deplaning.
Obama also posted a tweet to his official Twitter feed after the debate.
"Tonight proved once again that you won't find a better and more tireless advocate for the middle class than @JoeBiden. -bo #TeamJoe," he wrote.
Obama was to watch at least part of the debate while flying back from Florida, where he held an earlier campaign fundraiser in Miami.
Go get em Joe and when you get em down, kick em!
"My boy Racist Joe didn't make any major gaffes and he broke even. I'm so proud."
I thought the same thing! Fight for me please!!! signed – 47%er
Biden and Obama played the blame game again, by throwing America's intelligence community under the bus ... but, previous statements and video ... contradicts Biden's assertions that the White House was never asked for more security in Libya ... or, that it was a terrorist attack ... resulting in a conclusion that Biden was lying ... Also, Biden's condescending sneers were extremely rude and disrespectful.
Way to go Joe..
It's about time these guys got some of their nonsense tossed back in their face, and I think it was prudent that you took the role of 'corrector in chief' rather than the President this time.
Nice work buddy, thanks for fighting the good fight.
Biden cleaned Ryan's clock. Period. Finally Dems took a few notes from the Romney's playbook
OMG.. it annoys me that Romney did last week but Biden did today yet Romney was praised and Biden is now called agressive... GET REAL... BIDEN did an amazing job and guess what I'm still waiting on some specifics from Ryan... GREAT JOB!!!
Ryan didn't know what hit him!
Nelson from "The Simpsons" to Paul Ryan:HA-HA!
As an Indepedent voter, I have to say VP biden totally demolished paul ryan.
in the next debate Obama will focus on the 47% recording
it is not just what romney said it is who he said it to – the rich – what would he have said if the audience was middle class or poor
In Canada we would call him a LEACH
if romney wins the USA is going down and it will only take one year for the total demise of the USA – thanks to the LEACH
Ryan couldn't answer a question
Joe Biden was excellent!! He was so straight forward like he always is. I know people don't like that about him but I do. At least you know where he stand. Some people like Romney and Ryan will change their mind like any way the wind blows is cool with me.
Biden kicked tail. You go Joe! Ryan looked like he practiced in front of a mirror for hours. I bet he spends most of his day admiring himself.
Both Obama and Biden continually bring shame on this country. What a couple of unpatriotic lunatics!
Obama Biden the right choice!!!
Poll is completely off. Liberal media bias my heiney,
Joe made me proud.
Biden did what he had to do. There were some serious attacks that weren't refuted by Ryan. I think Biden did better than Ryan.
CNN's poll seems suspect. Every other one I have seen has Biden clearly the "winner"
Way to go Joe. You did the Americans proud. Lying Ryan has been fact checked to be FALSE on most of his answers.
I though that BIDEN won this and he has my vote.
Joe ensure that facts matter and called Ryan on facts when when he was etch and sketching
I think VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN did a great job. As far as Lyin Ryan is concerned, .....NONFACTOR. Get em VP Get em.
Ryan was asked to name specifics several times but failed. It's one thing to offer grand ideas and another to provide specifics to make them possible. I don't see how anyone can sit there and not just vomit from all the fluff. Chuckling is the nicer way Joe handled it.
Biden kicked Ryan's butt. Pretty good for an "old man".